clinical care, medical education

How the repeal of Roe v. Wade will affect training in abortion and reproductive health

Stacy Weiner - Senior Staff Writer, AAMCJune 24, 2022 The U.S. Supreme Court decision will make it harder for future OB-GYNs and other providers to learn to perform abortions. But it will affect other forms of medical training, too, including miscarriage management, counseling patients, and emergency care. “The widespread criminalization of an aspect of health… Continue reading How the repeal of Roe v. Wade will affect training in abortion and reproductive health

funding, medical education, rural residencies

Rural Access to Anesthesia Care Scholarship

The American Society of Anesthesiologists sponsors a scholarship for medical student and resident members introducing future physicians to rural anesthesia. Applicants must either be a third or fourth year medical student in an approved U.S. program or residency program, and be a member of the ASA. Application StepsFill out the scholarship application and submit along with… Continue reading Rural Access to Anesthesia Care Scholarship

medical education, rural health issues, rural residencies

Strengthening the Rural Health Workforce to Improve Health Outcomes in Rural Communities – COGME 24th Report

Link to Full Report Recognizing the care inequities and the changing needs of rural America, the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) provides this report and recommendations to strengthen rural health workforce training and improve access to health care through evidence-based, patient- and community-centered health workforce investments spanning education, training, and practice. To address the… Continue reading Strengthening the Rural Health Workforce to Improve Health Outcomes in Rural Communities – COGME 24th Report

hospitals, medical education, Southwest Virginia

Student teamwork shines in emergency situations

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student Michael Spinosa points out details on a chest X-ray for a patient during the Interprofessional Education Simulation Day at the at the Carilion Clinic Center for Simulation, Research and Patient Safety on April 22, 2022. Photos by Clayton Metz for Virginia Tech. In an emergency situation, teams of… Continue reading Student teamwork shines in emergency situations

medical education, News & Events, Southwest Virginia

Head for the Hills 2022 – Registration & Details

November 4-5th, 2022The Martha Washington Inn & SpaAbingdon, VA Free for MDs, DOs, and NPs! Meals included. Topics will include: - Maternal & Infant Health in Communities of Color- How to talk so patients will listen, how to listen so patients will talk- Overview of commonly used botanicals and supplements- Doctoring in Small Town Appalachia-… Continue reading Head for the Hills 2022 – Registration & Details

medical education, rural health issues, rural residencies

AHECs Provide Students Opportunities to Help the Underserved

Posted March 31, 2022 by Emil Chuck - The Student Doctor Network For decades, rural and highly urban communities have had challenges accessing healthcare due to a lack of available providers.  Passion to work with underserved communities in rural or underserved urban settings often wanes once a student begins preclinical coursework.   Area Health Education Centers,… Continue reading AHECs Provide Students Opportunities to Help the Underserved

funding, medical education, public health

Institutional Funding Opportunities

Provider's Clinical Support System Grant for Universities (SAMSHA) Funding to support graduate-level education for students in medical, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, and other eligible advanced practice nursing programs with a focus on treating opioid use disorders and prescribing medications for opioid use disorder in office-based settings upon graduation. Anticipated award amount up to $245,000 per… Continue reading Institutional Funding Opportunities

cultural competency, hospitals, medical education, public health, research, residency rotation opportunities, rural health issues, Uncategorized

If You Like to Write…

Request for Proposals – The Graduate Medical Education Consortium of Southwest Virginia has proposed a collection of essays to McFarland Press. Titled Healing Ourselves, with a tentative subtitle along the lines of Physicians Respond to the Opioid Crisis in Appalachia or Healthcare Providers tell their stories of Appalachia’s Opioid Epidemic. We are looking for a… Continue reading If You Like to Write…

cultural competency, medical education, rural health issues, Southwest Virginia

Head for the Hills Agenda

GMEC is pleased to present the agenda for our 2016 annual conference and retreat, Head for the Hills, below! Come unwind, dine, and play with us for two days in the beautiful Hungry Mother State Park while learning from some of Virginia's leading rural health experts. Families of attending medical professionals are very welcome and activities have… Continue reading Head for the Hills Agenda